EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

Newsagent Worker Charged over Lottery Theft

A former assistant manager of a Shrewsbury newsagents has been charged with stealing from the National Lottery to the tune of £100,000! 30-year-old Tomas Wilcockson from Shrewsbury appeared at Telford Magistrates Court this week to face that charges of theft. The accusations in court are that between February 2014 and July 2015, while he was […]

Two EuroMillions Prizes to Expire This April

As we approach the end of April, EuroMillions organisers are putting out a last ditch plea for two UK winners who have not claimed the prizes. This week, two unclaimed prizes will expire and be handed to good causes if no one comes forward so it’s time to check all your old lottery tickets for […]

Tickets on Sales for First Ever Welsh Lottery

Last year we brought you the news that several areas in the UK were looking at launching their own regional lottery draws, to increase funding for local councils and allow people to improve their local area by buying tickets with the chance of winning some cash too! On April 10th, the first of these regional […]

Scammers Using Winners Names to Trick Lottery Players

We often speak of EuroMillions and lottery scams, particularly those that go around via email. We’ve all had them, and for most of us it’s clear the emails are scams, but people do get caught out and this is a serious crime. For all the times I have written about this subject, I’ve never received […]

Lottery Winner Claimed Benefits Despite £1,900,000 Win

A UK lottery winner is in court after failing to declare his lottery win to the authorities who continued to pay pension credits, despite the winner having £1,900,000 in the bank. Patrick Ronan from Southport claimed a significant lottery win several years ago, but in 2005 when he came to fill in his pension credits […]

Single Ticket Scoops Second Largest EuroMillions Jackpot of the Year

For the third time this year, on Tuesday night we saw the EuroMillions jackpot exceed €80,000,000 but it will roll no more as a single ticket matched all seven winning numbers netting the entire rollover jackpot! We don’t have much news of the winner yet, and EuroMillions organisers haven’t confirmed if the prize has been […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Plumber Nets Big Lotto Win, Goes Straight Back to Work

Hardworking plumber John Doherty might have thought about hanging up his spanners and taking life a bit more easily when he won the lottery back in July, no one would have blamed him. But quitting work is not for him as he was seen out this week renewing his training to continue as a gasman. […]

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UK Heritage Sites to Receive Huge Lotto Payout

We always hear stories about people who have bought a lottery ticket and won a big prize, but it’s not the only way to get a big lottery payout, as British heritage sites have learned this week. The National Lottery heritage fund has announced that they are to pay out £48,000,000 to various projects in […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]